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Oct 9, 2012 4:00am PDT
mostly female. the cars weren't actually sold on hsn because of dealer franchise laws. walmart and american express are offering shoppers a pre-paid plan. the two companies will release a pre-paid debit card called "bluebird" next week. the card has no minimum balance requirment or fees attached. am ex says it is an option for customers who have been "poorly served by traditional banking products." on the trading floor, there's "chatter" more mergers and aqusitions may be in the works. "i think it's really the start of maybe a wave over the next 3, 6, 9 months where we are going to see a lot of activity and a lot of m&a activity in the marketplace." that was scott bauer of trading advantage. he tells us unusual activity is picking up in the options market. implied volatility is on the rise in stocks such as bmc software and lexmark. according to reports, 3 companies are said to be negotaiting to buy, also perking up the rumor mill. the huge amount of cash on the sidelines could be used for corporations to gobble up smaller companies. the potential new chairman of crac
Oct 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
also several lawsuits against nasdaq for its role. john coffee, a law professor at columbia university, joins us via skype this morning with his legal insights. good morning and good to have you on the show. > > good morning to you. pleasure to be here. > > is it difficult for investors to get these cases to court? > > it's not difficult in the context of an ipo. there's probably no other legal context where the balance or the advantage is tipped as sharply in the favor of the plaintiffs as in the world of ipos and other registered securities offerings. > > i spoke with one attorney going to bat for clients against facebook. he says the case is stuck in procedure. is that the norm? > > the norm is that there's an awful lot of organization in the case. a case doesn't get started right away until one team of plaintiffs gets control of the litigation. then the next thing that will happen is that the defendants will make a motion to dismiss. that's the really critical motion, because typically if the defendants cannot get the action dismissed at the outset, then we're likely to
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